Art of the Ancient Americas Highlights

This collection comprises approximately 1,500 objects, crossing cultural boundaries from the Olmec to the Inca and spanning more than 3,000 years. Its strength lies in the art of the Maya and their predecessors and also includes strong representative holdings from Costa Rica, West Mexico, and the Andean regions.

Wool Pile Cap
Finial with bird-helmeted figure
Conch shell with incised designs
Ocarina in the Shape of a Kinkajou
Head of Xochipilli-Macuilxochitl, God of Pleasure, Games and Music
Lidded Vessel with Peccaries, Bird, and Fish
Female Figure with a Child
Potato-shaped Vessel with Plants and Animals
Gold Crown
Portrait Vessel with a Stirrup Spout
Grinning Male Figure
Standing Male Figure